Monday, March 17, 2014
Review: Broken Skies
A lot of Alien novels have been coming my way lately and I had been terribly unimpressed. Then I read Broken Skies. Theresa Kay blew me away.
I went into the story thinking I was probably going to be disappointed yet again, I was so happy to be wrong! Kay introduces us to Jax, a strong female protagonist in a time where women ate promised at 18 or sold to breeding programs. She is looked at as crazy by her community but despite all she has endured she is amazingly together. In truth what makes her seem wreak to her society are the very things that make her strong. With her strength and the romance Kay weaves between her and Lir, Jax earns her place next to Katniss Everdeen, Tally Youngblood, and Alexia Tarabotti.
Even more than a wonderful dystopian romance with a strong female lead Broken Skies is a gripping social commentary. A look at the hatred that can grip any race, human or otherwise. How love is one of the few things that can conquer such hatred. But it's a difficult and heartbreaking road at times.
Broken Skies was a phenomenal read that flew by. The end was satisfying but kept me longing for more and all the characters were well thought out and well rounded making them seem very real. I really can't wait to see what happens next. This is one I would be sure not to miss, I can easily see this becoming the next Hollywood blockbuster!
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